Wake

Denise

Wake

Denise
ripplesWhen caregiving came, it left in its wake a collection of victims. Your caree is a victim to a disease process; you're a victim to the situation. You're both victims to the health care system.

Or so it feels.

Until the fighter in you wakes.

Your fighter may wake because, well, you're tired of the sleepless nights. Your fighter may wake because you decide you and your caree deserve better. Your fighter may wake because you realize time doesn't wait for you to figure this out.

Whatever the reason, you're up, you're ready.

And, now, because you take charge, because you take command, you create a wake that leaves behind your powerlessness, your submissiveness and your self-pity.

When your fighter wakes, you assert your needs, you set standards for the care your caree receives, you accept no less than what you deserve.

Caregiving can seem like it wins because it takes. You win when you decide you can take.



Like this article? Share on social

2 Comments

Sign in to comment

Bob

Beautifully said Denise...I think I'm learning to walk thanks to you and Caregiving.com. I want to creatively, courageously, and caringly walk this journey with my caree as best as I can with my wife. I'm still very much under construction. With gratitude, Bob

Busybee

Thank you so much for the Resourse. If I get the time I would love to chat with you all. Thank you so much again